You are reading Today’s Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional written by Pastor Paul Enenche
Topic: Make It Happen
Today Wednesday July 5, 2017
SCRIPTURE: And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:10
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What you do not resist will persist.
Change, like every other phenomenon, is brought about by a force. Nothing changes on its own. Every change experienced in life is powered by a force. Situations change when people decide to enforce a change.
That is why Jabez, from our anchor Scripture, did not sit down and wait for things to change in his life. His life and situation could not have changed if he did nothing about it.
I once heard God’s servant, Bishop David Oyedepo say, ‘What you don’t want, you don’t watch.’ I can imagine Jabez say, ‘I don’t want this miserable life and I will not continue to watch it. I want the situations of my life to change so I have to go to God and place a demand for a drastic change.’
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Please note this: what you do not resist will persist; whatever you do not resist will remain.
What Jabez did was what Jacob also decided to do. When Jacob saw the situation of his life, he decided to pray about it. He also decided to fight it out (Genesis 32:24).
Beloved, you need a fighter spirit to change your destiny. Destiny changes when responsibility is accepted. When you make up your mind for change to occur, when you make up your mind to pray it through, then the change must occur.
Remember this: What you do not resist will persist.
1. Accept the responsibility of effecting changes in the relevant area of your life.
2. Take your burdens to the Lord in prayer.
3. Never quit the fight for your fulfilment in life and destiny until change is experienced.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE PRAYER OF JABEZ 1
PRAYER: LORD, I cast my cares upon You. I refuse to be established in the status quo. LORD, cause things to turn around in my favour, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: The reason why it bothers you is because you have been packaged to handle it! Culled from GO IN THIS THY MIGHT by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: 1 Chronicles 1:1 to 2:17, Acts 23:11 to 35, Psalm 3:1 to 8, Proverbs 18:14 to 15
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